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Kofola ČeskoSlovensko a.s. shares offered in an IPO
Kofola ČeskoSlovensko is to publicly offer up to 275,000 newly issued shares following approval of its prospectus as of 20 November 2015 by the Czech National Bank. In addition, CED Group S.à r.l., one of Kofola’s major shareholders and a company owned by Polish Enterprise Fund VI which is advised by Enterprise Investors, will offer up to 1.9 million existing shares (subject to satisfactory price and demand), bringing the total offering to up to 2,175,000 shares.
Investors, including retail investors in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, are being given the opportunity to participate in the success of this traditional local trademark.
"Kofola is offering new shares from 20 November 2015 to institutional and individual investors in the Czech Republic and from 23 November 2015 to individual investors in Slovakia and Poland. We promise that this Christmas everyone will ‘see the golden pig’" says Jannis Samaras, CEO of Kofola ČeskoSlovensko.
The IPO will be made in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia; Kofola ČeskoSlovensko’s shares will be listed on the Prague Stock Exchange (where the company is already listed) and on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. In total, the offering comprises up to 275,000 newly issued shares and up to 1.9 million existing shares offered for sale by CED Group S.à r.l. subject to satisfactory price and demand.
The maximum share price is CZK 650, with the indicative minimum price set at CZK 500.
"Kofola is in excellent condition, and economic growth in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland is showing a very positive trend. In other words, there is nothing to wait for," commented Daniel Buryš, CFO of the Kofola Group, before outlining the next step: ‟We are starting our management road show, where we will explain to the general public and to institutional clients why it is worth investing in our growth.”
The shares can be ordered in selected branches of Česká spořitelna between 20 November and 12:00 noon on 1 December, by telephone on 800 468 378 (or 800 INVEST), and through other brokers.
The prospectus is available for download.
This document is not an offer of securities for sale in Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("Securities Act") or an exemption from registration. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act. No public offering of the securities will be made in the United States.
This publication is for promotional purposes only and under no circumstances shall constitute the basis for a decision to invest in the shares of Kofola ČeskoSlovensko a.s. (“Company”). The prospectus (“Prospectus”) prepared in connection with the public offering and admission of the Company’s shares to trading on the Prague Stock Exchange ("PSE") and the Warsaw Stock Exchange (“WSE”) is the sole legally binding document containing information on the Company and the offering of its shares in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland (“Offering”). The Company will be authorized to carry out the Offering to the public in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland once the Prospectus has been approved by Czech National Bank ("CNB"), the Czech capital markets authority, and once the Company has made the Prospectus publicly available, and in Poland in addition once Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego, the Polish capital markets authority, has been notified by CNB of the approval of the Prospectus and has received a certificate of the approval of the Prospectus along with the Prospectus and a translation of its summary into Polish language, and in Slovakia in addition once the National Bank of Slovakia, the Slovak capital markets authority, has been notified by CNB of the approval of the Prospectus and has received a certificate of the approval of the Prospectus along with the Prospectus and a translation of its summary into the Slovak language. For the purposes of the Offering and admission of the Company’s shares to trading on the PSE and the WSE, the Company has made the Prospectus available on the Company’s website (http://investor.kofola.cz/en).